I’m getting back into cycling and needed long pants whose legs wouldn’t get tangled up in the chain. That sent me to look online, then buy some inexpensive Compression Capris that’ll do the job nicely.
These days I’m learning to keep records of such things — once these wear out I might like to buy another pair. I copied the text from the web page and added it to my Day One journal with a link to the page.
Then I Control clicked on the image so I could copy or download it and add it to the page in my journal. Except … that didn’t work. All I could do was zoom in and scroll around the image.
Luckily I know my way around a Mac, so here’s what I did, and what you could do too, if you have a similar need sometime: I made use of Safari’s Web Inspector.
- Go to Safari Preferences — Advanced and check the item to
Show Develop menu in menu bar.
- In Safari go to the newly available Develop menu (you may need to restart Safari or reload the page if you’ve only just enabled the Web Inspector). Select
Show Web Inspector. A new window appears, like the one in the screenshot below.
- In the Web Inspector window click on the Resources tab and select
Imagesfrom the pop-up beside the words
All Resourcesat top left. A list of image resources will appear at left.
- Click on the first item in the list of image resources and use the Down Arrow key on the keyboard to move down the list. As you select each item it will display in the middle of the Web Inspector window.
- When you find the correct image (if it’s tiny, keep looking down the list as there may be a larger version) drag the image into your Downloads folder. Instead you could Control click on it and choose to Copy it or Share it to another app.
Safari’s Web Inspector is a very handy tool. Other web browsers have similar tools, if you’re not a Safari fan. I use it often for looking behind the scenes at web pages, and sometimes for grabbing images the web developers have locked away behind other features.